#070: Wisdom for Worn Out Music Teachers

Woman holding her head in her hands, with the text, "Wisdom for Worn Out Music Teachers"

In this podcast, I interview Beth Duhon about self care for music educators. Listen in iTunes, on Google Play Music, on Amazon, on TuneIn, or here:

Highlights of the Episode

  • 4:37 Journey with Self Care
  • 9:31 Self Care Definition
  • 10:38 Biggest Obstacles with Self Care
  • 14:21 Examples of Self Care
  • 18:30 Work Life Balance
  • 21:09 Suggestions for Self Care
  • 27:06 Resources for Self Care

Links mentioned in the episode

About Beth

Beth Duhon is, to borrow Tracy King’s phrase, the K-5 “ambassador of joy” at Travis Elementary in Rosenberg, TX.  This is her fifth year teaching in Lamar Consolidated ISD.  She has received over $14,000 in classroom grants for a keyboard lab, iPads, 

and music manipulatives in addition to regularly receiving travel grants for music education conferences.  In 2021, she presented “Self-Care for the Music Educator: Not Just a Buzzword” for TMEA and the LCISD elementary music teacher cohort.  Previously, Ms. Duhon was a successful horn private lesson teacher, clinician, and freelance performer in the West Houston area for over a decade.  She also taught elementary music in Williamsburg, VA and middle school general music in Falls Church, VA before moving to Texas.  She was an honors recitalist, principal horn in the wind ensemble and orchestra, cum laude and an inductee of Pi Kappa Lambda from Illinois Wesleyan University where she received a B.M.E.  At the University of Houston, Ms. Duhon was a teaching assistant in the music history department, summa cum laude and a student of Roger Kaza (St. Louis Symphony) and Nancy Goodearl (Houston Symphony).  She received an M.M. in horn performance.  Ms. Duhon met her husband, Jimmy, when they were both performing as instrumentalists at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  They have a ten-year-old son, Mark. 

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